Le Puy to Conques – Le Puy, the city of the Holy Virgin

In Le Puy, France for the start of our walk to Conques: The next day we had a lot to do. Waking early we left the hotel in the dark to attend the 7.00 am service which would include a pilgrims’ blessing. I felt a sense of adventure as we walked up Mount Corneille and into the centre of old Le Puy … [Read more...]

Notre-Dame – The Finest of French Gothic Architecture

Notre Dame de Paris is the Official chair, of the Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral was commissioned by the Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1160 when he was elected Bishop of Paris. With the strong economic and population growth in Paris and the choice of Paris as the capital of France, … [Read more...]

Le Puy to Conques: walking gear – pilgrim’s passport

Le Puy, France ON the GR65: - The next day we had a lot to do. Waking early we left the hotel in the dark to attend the 7.00 am service which would include a pilgrims’ blessing. I felt a sense of adventure as we walked up Mount Corneille and into the centre of old Le Puy looking for the Cathedral of … [Read more...]